This post is created for my Among Women listeners, with whom I’ve discussed these quotes on the most recent podcast. However, all readers may enjoy it too. Since Among Women profiles the faith of women, only women saints listed below. These are saints whose bios I’ve profiled on previous episodes, linked below.
“Go and find Him when your patience and strength run out and you feel alone and helpless. Jesus is waiting for you in the chapel. Say to Him, ‘Jesus, you know exactly what is going on. You are all I have, and you know all things. Come to my help.’ And then go, and don’t worry about how you are going to manage. That you have told God about it is enough. He has a good memory.”
St. Jeanne Jugan
Hear my profile of this saint on Among Women 29.
“How sweet, the presence of Jesus to the longing and harassed soul! He is instant peace and balm to every wound.”
“There is a mystery, the greatest of all mysteries—not that my adored Lord is in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar—His word has said it, and what so simple as to take that word which is truth itself?—but that souls of His own creation, whom He gave His life to save, who are endowed with His choicest gifts in all things else, should remain blind, insensible, and deprived of that light without which every other blessing is unavailing!”
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Hear my profile on this saint on Among Women 39.
“Come to the foot of the altar. Graces will be shed on all, great and little, especially upon those who seek for them.”
“Whenever I go to the chapel, I put myself in the presence of our good Lord, and I say to him, ‘Lord, I am here. Tell me what you would have me to do’ . . . And then, I tell God everything that is in my heart. I tell him about my pains and my joys, and then I listen. If you listen, God will also speak to you, for with the good Lord, you have to both speak and listen. God always speaks to you when you approach him plainly and simply.”
St. Catherine Laboure
Hear my profile on this saint on Among Women 138.
“The Eucharist bathes the tormented soul in light and love. Then the soul appreciates these words, ‘Come all you who are sick, I will restore your health’.”
St. Bernadette Soubirous
Hear my profile on this saint on Among Women 53.
“Do you realize that Jesus is there in the Blessed Sacrament expressly for you, for you alone? He burns with the desire to come into your heart.”
“Frequently, only silence can express my prayer. However, this Divine Guest of the tabernacle understands all, even the silence of a child’s soul filled with gratitude. When I am before the tabernacle, I can say only one thing to Our Lord: ‘My God, you know that I love you’ and I feel my prayer does not tire Jesus.”
“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”